HIAS Membership


Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society ("HIAS") studies all aspects of industrial history and archaeology, with special reference to the Hampshire area.  It was founded in 1968 as the Southampton University Industrial Archaeology Group (SUIAG) but the name was later changed to reflect the Society's county wide interest.  

Our main activities centre on our monthly meetings that feature talks on a wide range of topics usually by visiting speakers. We also issue a number of publications and organise occasional visits to places of I.A interest.  In the past, the Society was involved in surveys and restoration and preservation (see Projects), often in association with other organizations such as the Hampshire Mills Group, The Twyford Waterworks Trust and the Southampton Tram Project, some of which had their origins in the Society and whose members are also often members of the Society. We are affiliated to The Association of Industrial Archaeology, the Council for British Archaeology, Southampton Heritage Federation and the South-East Region Industrial Archaeology Conference.

Membership of the Society gives free entrance to all our meetings (occasional visitors are also welcome to attend them at no charge) and access to our extensive library of books and DVDs on industrial archaeology.  The membership fee also includes subscriptions to the HIAS Journal and the half yearly newsletter Focus and the chance to take part in visits that the Society organises.

If you are interested in learning more about us then please come to one of our meetings, which are held at the Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF.

 The current annual membership fees are:

Ordinary - £18.00

Joint - £25 - two persons at the same address, sharing notices and publications

Reduced - £15 - one or more persons at the same address, sharing notices and publications, but not normally attending meetings because of infirmity or distance from Hampshire

Corporate - £18.00

Gift Aid: As with most charities, HIAS can recover tax paid on subscriptions from the Government. All you have to do is to make a declaration, confirming that you pay income tax. It is so simple and it does not cost you anything, but it means that HIAS can reclaim £4.50 on each single subscription, and £6.25 on joint ones. You only have to make the declaration once, and you can cancel it at any time. (If you have a joint subscription, only one of you should sign the declaration.)   

If you want to join then please print off and send the membership form and payment to the membership secretary:-

Keith Andrews, 13 Ashley Close, Harestock, Winchester, SO22 6LR. Tel: (01962) 880917


HIAS is a registered charity, No. 276898.